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To enter, complete the on-line Entry Form no later than 5 pm on March 11, 2017.


Information on Entering Miniature Fine Art

Definition of Miniature Fine Art: Miniature art is fine art on a small scale with minute attention to detail, details which can sustain close inspection or magnification without loss.

Miniature Fine Art is juried and judged in its totality. Jurors score the artwork on framing/presentation, miniature standards and technique.

Miniature Standards

Media: Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Drawing, Egg Tempera, Encaustic, Gouache, Graphite, Inks, Mixed Media, Oil, Painted Porcelain, Pastel, Prints (hand-pulled), Sculpture, Silverpoint, and Watercolor.

Scale: Representational artwork is to be 1/6th or less of subject's actual size. Non-Representational artwork or a suject too small to portray at 1/6th scale must display a sense of miniature.

Sculpture - 3D: Entries must fit into a 3" x 3" footprint and be no taller than 6". All parts must be securely attached as a single unit.

2-D Image Size: Image area (height x width) must be 25 square inches or less which includes art that extends onto a mat or frame.

Mats: Mats are optional for all media and there is no restriction on mat size or color. Mats must be of acid-free matboard, clean and neatly cut.


  • All 2-D artwork must be framed.
  • Frames must be of gallery quality.
  • Overall frame dimension must not exceed 56 square inches (h x w).
  • Framing material is to be no greater that 1 1/8 in width and 1 inch in depth.
  • Liners will be considered mats.
  • Glazing: artwork matted or on unsealed papers or Yupo must have glass or Plexiglass. Media that are stablized with a sealant such as varnish do not need glazing.
  • Backs of frames must have a dust cover except for metal frames.
  • 2 D-rings or 2 small eye screws must be attached for hanging. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS are allowed.
  • Wire attached to the D-rings or eye-screws is preferred.
  • Bumpers or Bumpons should be placed at the lower back corners.
  • No easel back frames are allowed.

Number of Entries: Up to 6 works of art per artist may be submitted. A maximum of 5 works per artist may be juried into the show.

Biography: When you deliver your artwork, submit a one-page statement of your art experience. You may also include the name of the gallery that represents you.

Packaging of Artwork:: All work must be packed in a single, sturdy, closeable, cardboard box. Each piece is to be wrapped in bubble wrap or placed in a padded envelope and secured with a rubber band to independently protect each piece. Do not use tape or styrofoam pellets.

Labels: Secure labels (provided in the prospectus) with tape to the back of artwork. The number of the label must correspond to the entry number you provide.

Delivery of Artwork:

Hand Delivered Artwork: Artwork and Fee are to be delivered on Saturday, March 18, 2017 between 9-11 am at the Hispanic Arts Gallery, Expo NM in Albuquerque.

Shipped Artwork: Shipped artwork must be received with fee and return postage and arrive no later than March 11, 2017. No COD's accepted. Ship to : MasterWorks of NM - Miniature Division, Bardean LLC, PO Box 3055, Albuquerque, NM 87190-3055.

Pricing: All artwork must be for sale. Sale prices must be in increments of $5 with no work priced below $95.

Fee: Paid upon delivery of artwork. 1-3 Entries = $25; 4 Entries = $30; 5 Entries = $35; 6 Entries = $40. All fees are non-refundable. Checks are payable to Bardean LLC.

Commission: The Division sponsor collects 40% of sale price and hancles all sales tax.

Notification: All artists will receive a phone call by March 25, 2017 to notify them of their acceptance/ non-acceptance.

Right of Refusal: Bardean LLC reserves the right to refuse any work that fails to meet entry and eligibility requirements or that which is deemed unsuitable for public viewing.

Liability: Neither Bardean LLC or MasterWorks of New Mexico assumes any responsibility for loss or damages to work while in transit or in custody in connection with or during the show.

Retrieval: All unsold or unaccepted works may be picked up on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 9-11 am at the venue. Shipped work that was not sold or unaccepted will be returned ASAP after the close of the show.

Unclaimed Entries: Works not retrieved by May 30, 2017 will be considered abandoned.

Promotions: Bardean LLC reserves the right to photograph any entry for publication in the Program Guide, publicity postcard, newsletters, news media, or website. Artists are encouraged to keep a 300dpi digital image of their works.


To enter, complete the on-line Entry Form no later than 5 pm on March 11, 2017.


Important Dates
Saturday March 11 Entry Deadline: Miniature Fine Artwork Entry Forms and all Shipped Artwork must be received by 5 pm.
Saturday March 18 All non-shipped Miniature Fine Artwork entries must be delivered to the Hispanic Arts Gallery at Expo NM, 9 - 11 am.
Saturday March 25 Notification of acceptance by this date.
Saturday April 23 Pick up artwork 9 - 11 am.
Awards Available for Miniature Fine Art

Best of Show

Bardean Award

Cathie P. Scott Award

Carol Bryant Award

Jan Keefer Award for Excellence

1st, 2nd and 3rd in each media category

Honorable Mentions

Outstanding Achievement Award

People's Choice Award

For additional information CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Prospectus (PDF file, 8 pages)
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